UV-C Disinfection Robot
UMHAT "St. Marina" – Varna received as a donation a UV-C Disinfection Robot for UV disinfection of surfaces and air, under a general order of the European Commission, funded by the European Union Emergency Support Instrument.
On behalf of the medical institution, the donation was received by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tsonko Paunov, head of the Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology at MU - Varna. During the donation ceremony he said, "It is a great honour for me, on behalf of the management, patients and personnel of University Hospital, to express our gratitude to the European Commission. The protection of our staff and patients is of vital importance, and now thanks to this disinfection robot we will feel even safer in our daily working routine."
Mr. Mario Smаrkov, District Governor of Varna, attended the ceremony as well. He expressed his gratitude to all medics for their professionalism, responsibility and unconditional dedication to their patients and said, "Today's donation is a genuine manifestation of the way European solidarity works in practice. I would also like to express my gratitude to the donor for providing this extremely useful device that will increase the safety and improve the working conditions for the physicians and bring peace of mind to all patients."
The donated device is a professional automated robot that disinfects the air and the illuminated surfaces in a short time. The robot consists of a pylon that utilises powerful, burning energy of UV light, destroying all pathogens around. It is controlled remotely through a tablet, and patients and staff are not present on the premises during the disinfection process. Clinical studies have proven that the robot destroys viruses, bacteria and other micro-organisms, guaranteeing an efficiency of more than 99.99%, thus creating a sterile environment.
"No ozone is released during the disinfection process, and once the device has finished working on the premises, routine work can be restored immediately. On a single charge of the battery, the disinfection robot is capable of working for up to 2 hours, thus disinfecting approximately 15-20 rooms," said Mr. Momchil Krastev, a representative of the manufacturer.
The management of UMHAT "St. Marina" – Varna presented a letter of thanks for the donation to the European Commission Representation in Sofia.